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ˈgrʌm pigrumpy

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  1. grumpyadjective


  2. grumpyadjective

    Unhappy and/or irritable, a word which is particularly applied to babies and children or adults who are acting childishly.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-temperedadjective

    annoyed and irritable

    transversal, picky, particular, bad-tempered, busy, cross(a), transverse, cross, finicky, grouchy, finical, crabby, crabbed, fussy, thwartwise, ill-tempered


Editors Contribution

  1. curmudgeonadjective

    irritable, bad - tempered

    grandpa is grumpy, his boss just fired him.

    Submitted by dacringett on January 21, 2022  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grumpyadjective

    surly, disgruntled, grouty, irritable, sullen

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grumpy":

    grouchy, cranky, fussy

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  1. Janice Stauffer:

    My kids, the most they ever said was that I was really annoying in the morning because I was happy when they didn't want to be happy, you know ? They woke up grumpy and I loved mornings.

  2. Derek Bloomfield:

    He has had the grumpy expression from day one, the vet said he's as healthy as any other puppy. He just looks grumpy because of his underbite, wrinkles and dark complexion.

  3. Janelle Shane:

    A little part of Grumpy Cat could be in These AI for years and years.

  4. Michael Bennet:

    People are really, really grumpy. I'm grumpy too. I'm not grumpy about White House not being involved on the political side of things. I'm grumpy because we haven't been able to pass legislation that I think would be good for the country, and that we should be able to tell people about so that we can hold off a beginning of a return to Donald Trump, donald Trump'd be a lot better off and we would be having Donald Trump spend Donald Trump time out in the country talking to people than stuck in Washington talking to people about legislating.

  5. South African Open:

    I am really very comfortable in life, in general, I’m having a good time out there. Like Bobby Locke once said, he’s never seen a grumpy good putter. But you see a lot of grumpy bad putters.

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